Better, Faster, Smarter: Cities of the Future

January 2, 2019
In 2012, for the first time in history, more people made their homes in cities than rural areas. But now, services designed for a few hundred thousand residents are straining under the pressure of meeting the traffic, housing and health demands of millions, and sometimes tens of millions of people. With limited space and resources, how can city officials make more services work for more people? “Smart city” proponents say new networks, integrated technology and data-driven decision making will make the difference in cities of the future.